Pantone developed the first color matching system back in the early 1960s, which consisted of a large number of small cardboard sheets printed on one side with a series of related color swatches and then bound into a small "fan deck".  This system was referred to as the Pantone Matching System or the PMS system.  It's goal was to allow designers to "color match" specific colors when a design enters production. 

It is essentially a color matching system, utilizing the Pantone numbering system for identifying colors.  By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all reference a Pantone numbered color making sure colors match without direct contact with one another.

You can view the colors and its Pantone number on  Find the color carpet you are looking for on the color chart, let us know and we can show you the different styles of carpet we have that match the color you would like!